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A Common Man's Dream: Bundles of currency in billions at the most famous address in India
Well, it is not just Sadhus who can dream....even a stupid common man can dream....most times it might be true as well...who knows....

My Dream: Bundles of currency  in billions under the most famous address in India


Sadhu: “Maine bahut accha sapna dekha hai….Quile key neeche sona hai….ek hazaar ton ho sakta hai”…

ASI: “Boys…get ready for the treasure hunt…the biggest in the history of mankind….just like Lara Craft and the Tomb Raider…only difference being we will not do it alone….we will have the world media with us…we will become world famous…so get dressed up and trussed up…and ask your family to watch TV…if you can’t buy your wife a bar of gold…atleast carry one from the ground Zero and show it on TV…hahahaha…”

And so they set out…to dig…dig…dig….

 I was watching TV all day…but no “clink” or metal hitting metal….just dig…dig…dig….

Tired and my eyes groggy I went to sleep…

It must have been day break…cause there was so much sunshine…and wait a minute….who are they…Oh My God…these OB Vans…right in front of my house…videographers covering every angle….I then heard something which put me into a shock…biological…physiological….intellectual….I don’t know…but shock it was….

“Here we are…”…I heard the Anchor gleefully announcing at the Camera… “in Front of Dr. Vijayakumar’s simple one floor modest house…and remember…we were the first to get this information…as always…in fact we have a transcript of what he has been telling all night…”….I switched on the TV….tuned a news channel…. “Wow….that is my house….Oh..my God …it is me on TV…it is me on TV….”

“Hey, do you see this …” I called out to my wife of 32 years, 10 months, 26 days… “It is me on TV”….My wife came running from the kitchen… “Ree…Nanu TV nalli kanthidhenee…..” (Hey, even I am seeing myself on TV)

Then it dawned on my stupid common man’s head…The TV Crew are here filming my house, me and my family.

What the hell happened at night? What is that transcript they are talking about?  What did I tell?  I don’t seem to remember anything!!!!

In the meantime….there was an announcement…. “Don’t miss the 9 pm Special Program with Goswami…an exclusive with Dr. Vijayakumar....the man who dreamt of Billions in Currency..and the address…..An exclusive panel will be debating this….The CBI Director, The ASI Director, Governor, RBI with key members of key political parties along with a special invitee i.e. Hazare”.

Oh…Oh…no…no…please stop this madness…I am in the dark of what it is all about and there is already a special program on it…

Meanwhile, it was some other big names of the media knocking at the door… “May I come in,  Dr. Vijayakumar”…

“All of you can come in…and tell me why I am on your channel…”

A female journalist Kumar turned towards her Cameraman and said “We have been called in first… (as usual your TV Channel was the first to be invited) ..Dr. Vijayakumar..will now give our channel  an exclusive interview…”

Ghosh was already talking…. “.have no doubt…it is our channel that is always coming up the first with breaking news..and this time with Dr. Vijayakumar…who has created a sensation….” ..blah..blah..blah…

Before Rahul could start…I said.. “Please tell me off the record what is this all about and we will have the interviews later…give me a break…before you break the news”….

All of them were suddenly silent….except for the whirr of the video cameras…

Kumar was first off the Block.  “Dr.  It is about your dream last night and you were heard yelling in the middle of the night…and your very friendly neighbours’ heard every word of what you were telling and they gave us the information first…I came from Mumbai by a special Chartered Flight….”

Ghosh butted in… “Sir…sorry… Dr. Vijay…we were the ones who got the message first from your neighbours….”

I said …… “Well; I have three neighbours and it is possible all of them have sounded out their favourite channels....”

Meanwhile there was some commotion at the entrance…and I went out to ascertain what was happening.  It was the local TV channel…The anchor barged in and said…. “Dr. Vijayakumar, Neevu ondu Kannadiga….Mannina Magha…namma Kannada Channelige motta modalu mahithi needabeku”… (You are a Kannadiga…Son of the Soil…so you should give the first interview only to our Kannada Channel..”

I put both my hands on my cheeks.  What the hell is this all about?....meanwhile my wife had changed into a silk saree and I saw she was ready to sit by my side whenever the cameras will roll…then my daughter peeped in from the room silently asking for approval of her dress….Black Jeans…A White Tea Shirt with the logo “I love India”, sun goggles and a red scarf around her head…I shook my head in amazement about all the buzz around…she took it as a sign of approval and jumped in…

I raised my head… “Please, will anyone tell me what this is all about”

Kumar scrambled in.  “It is about your dream last night Dr. Vijay….you have dreamt about what everybody believes might be true unlike the Sadhu’s 1000 Tons of gold dream..”

Suddenly, a flash of light in my head.  And it all came back like a flash back.  A rerun of the dream.  I was mesmerized.  As if in a trance.

“I see bundles and bundles of Rs.1000 currency notes.  Also some bundles of US $ and Euros and of course Italian Liras…Remember I am a banker and I can count currency faster than anybody can…I counted more than Rs.25000 Crores apart from bundles of foreign currency.  I tried to find out where this was.  I saw a board in front of the house.  No.10, Path…”

“And then what happened, doctor”..A chorus from all of them…

My wife must have given me a big push… “It has been 32 years and you still don’t stop yelling out in your dreams…what is that you are shouting – crores and crores…. First go get your lacs and then dream about Crores…let us first construct the first floor we have been planning for the last 10 years…huh…”…I was rudely woken up…

I shook myself.  Too much of TV is bad….especially the Sadhu and his 1000 Tons of Gold Dream kind…must have got into my head.





 


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